Warp & Weft joins a nationwide effort, led by GoodWeave™, to eliminate child labor from the handmade rug industry. Warp & Weft works closely with rug importers whose products are certified child-labor-free by the GoodWeave label. To ensure transparency, these companies agree to open factory doors for surprise visits by local GoodWeave inspectors in South Asia.
Warp & Weft's partnership with GoodWeave represents a commitment to offering its clients rugs that are beautiful inside and out and an opportunity to be part of the solution to a pressing humanitarian issue: ending exploitative child labor in the handmade rug industry.
The GoodWeave label provides customers assurance that their rug was crafted by skilled adult artisans, not by child labor. Purchasing a GoodWeave-certified rug also means that a percentage of its price goes to educate and rehabilitate former child weavers. To date, GoodWeave has rescued more than 3,600 children from exploitation on carpet looms and offered them rehabilitation, education, vocational training, and other services. Contact: (202) 234-9050 or to learn more visit goodweave.org